Three local community members, Sharon Marcado, Harriett Leyman and Gloria Davis, donated backpacks and school supplies for children of the Los Angeles Mission at a silent auction at the Southwest Airlines terminal at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month.

Marcado of Playa Vista, Leyman of Marina del Rey, and Exciting Seniors show host Davis said they purchased the supplies after being contacted by Southwest Airlines coordinator Evelyn Gravett.

Gravett, who serves on the Southwest Airlines Cultural Committee at Terminal 1, presented the donations to the children of the Mission, along with a check from the Southwest Airlines employees.